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Re: Gnome terminal

Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net> writes:

> On Fri, 2009-01-16 at 14:37 +0100, Theodore Papadopoulo wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I recently upgraded from Fedora 7 to Fedora 10.
>> One thing that midly annoys me is that whenever I'm starting up a new 
>> terminal
>> (from the menu in the background not form the menu in the panel), the 
>> new terminal
>> starts with a current work dir being ~/Desktop (instead of ~/).
>> Is this an upgrade problem or something that has been changed. In the 
>> later case,
>> is there a way to restore the f7 behaviour (ie cwd being ~/).
>>   Thank's a lot for any insight.
>>     Theo.
> I could have sworn that there was an option for this in Configuration
> Editor (or .gconf) but I cannot find it, so that is not much help.

There is a bug posted here:


with no follow up since it was posted last October. I just updated it
with the following info:

In follow up, this behavior is controlled in:


Note that this is NOT:


which will change the behavior of the terminal when opened from the
background menu, but it will ALSO make your desktop your home directory.

This bug is probably more correctly filed against "nautilus-open-terminal".

The following appears in the NEWS file for 0.9:

Add GConf key for deciding whether right-clicking the desktop opens home
directory or desktop directory.
Use g_get_user_special_dir() to determine the desktop directory, and falls back
to ~/Desktop (#468955).


Marc Schwartz

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